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  • USS Monitor Conservators Prepare Turret Coat For Exhibit
    By Scott C. Boyd
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – “This coat embodies the struggle to get off the ship. It is an unbelievably personal item,” says David Krop, Director of the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum. “It speaks to the story of the night of the sinking of the Monitor.”

  • Lee & Traveller: Hidden History On Display In Leesburg
    By Alana Blumenthal
    LEESBURG, Va. — For many years, the Loudoun Museum has included in its Civil War displays a photograph of Robert E. Lee on his famous horse, Traveller, and two locks of hair belonging to the horse.
  • VA Offers Changes On Who Seeks Headstones
    By Kathryn Jorgensen
    WASHINGTON — The long-awaited Department of Veterans Affairs rule change covering headstone and marker applications for veterans who do not have relatives was published on the Oct. 1 Federal Register. Comment is due before Dec. 1.

  • Trust Raising Funds At 8 Battlefields
    WASHINGTON — With $3,062,120 in funding lined up, the Civil War Trust needs $101,700 to conclude land purchases at eight battlefields. Total purchase price for the 304 acres is $3,163,820.

  • Petition Seeks Action On Park Boundaries
    WASHINGTON — The Civil War Trust has posted a link on its website,, for people to sign a “Citizens Petition in Support of Protecting Hallowed Ground.”

Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published by Kathryn Jorgensen. She and her late husband Peter were community newspaper publishers,
collectors and history buffs. The newspaper was founded in 1974 by
Michael A. Cavanaugh as The Civil War Book Exchange.

Civil War News publishes:

  • More than 600 coming event listings a year
  • Extensive coverage of preservation efforts and threats at sites across the country
  • In-depth reviews of more than 200 Civil War books a year
  • A monthly guest Preservation News editorial page column
  • Regular columns on firearms by Joe Bilby, images by Ron Coddington and Civil War Round Tables by Matthew Borowick,medical by Jim Schmidt. We're happy to announce a new column by The Watchdog
  • Photo coverage of reenactments
  • Special sections with new year's coming events and unit & group recruiting ads in January, information about groups doing preservation fundraising in April, Gettysburg in July and Civil War books in November.
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